British writer-director Stefan Schwartz, who helmed the road comedies "Soft Top, Hard Shoulder" and "Shooting Fish," has signed a three-year, first-look production pact with Miramax Films.
ProSieben Media AG saw a 44% increase in profit last year, according to a report in the German financial news daily Handelblatt.
Jerry Bruckheimer will be honored March 9 with his third producer of the year title at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas, making him the only filmmaker to receive that award three times.
With his announcement Thursday that CBS will increase its investment in sports Web site CBS SportsLine, CBS prexy Mel Karmazin's interest in the Internet continues to grow.
With dates now in sync, Brad Pitt is in talks to make the still as-yet-untitled Cameron Crowe film for DreamWorks. Anna Paquin has come aboard to play Polexia in the '70s period piece that is now…
NBC has concluded the first week of the February sweeps with a comfortable lead and solid gains over its results last year, when the Olympics-boosted CBS Eye was rolling over all competition.
Lisa Gooding has been upped to VP of development for Maple Palm Prods., the production company headed by comic thesp and former "SCTV" co-star Dave Thomas.
Tim Allen is orbiting the starring role of the DreamWorks sci-fi comedy "Galaxy Quest." The studio is close to landing a director, and Allen is expected to topline the film once he completes the run…
Australia-based exhib Hoyts Cinema has put its 900-screen U.S. circuit, the ninth biggest in the country, on the market, in the latest sign of the financial pressures bearing down on the exhibition…
Adam Ware has been named to the newly created post of chief operating officer at UPN, where he'll be in charge of affiliate relations, business affairs, finance, marketing and research.
"Xena: Warrior Princess" lassoed double-digit Nielsen gains in the week ended Jan. 31, but even a raft of Super Bowl-related preemptions couldn't knock "X-Files" reruns out of the top spot among…